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saint angelo

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  • Day16

    Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    October 2, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Have spent a very happy morning mooching through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
    Completely in awe of the sheer size of the place and how much there is still left to discover.
    You can feel the importance of the area as you wonder through.
    Only criticism is lack of information for visitors, we are not archeologists therefore some of it just looks like piles of rock and brick.
    Very worth a visit and would highly recommend.
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  • Day2

    Colosseum and Vatican

    August 24, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We were up early for an 8:30am Colosseum and Palatine Hill tour to beat the heat!! An archeologist for a guide gave lots of history and fun facts! A lunch in the Travestre area and then off to a Vatican tour - what a circus! Sooo many people ......
    Dinner down by the Tiber River and back to collapse! 17kms today...Read more

  • Day42

    Farewell dinner

    April 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Another awesome 'Be My Guest' experience, dinner at Chef Fabio's home on Tiberina Island.
    Greeted by Chef Fabio with Prosecco and cheese pinwheels in the lower level then to the upper loft area where dinner is prepared for us; lasagna, saltabacco, roasted potatoes and tiramisu, each dish paired with 2 lovely wines.
    Was wonderful to be back here, I was able to do a pasta making class in November. An amazing experience too.
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  • Day3

    Via Appia Antica

    August 25, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We joined a bike tour today along the Appian Way - the ancient road into Rome. First stop was the ancient walls and then on to the catacombs. We cycled over ancient cobblestones before stopping for lunch. Then on into the Acquedotti Parco with remains of ancient broken acqueducts and some which are still in use. 27kms later back in central Rome! A great way to see a different part of the city!! Dinner was pizza with Michael and Rose who flew in this afternoon 😊Read more

  • Day3

    Le quartier juif

    August 14, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Pour le repas de midi nous avons été dans le quartier juif car il a ses spécialités culinaires : l'artichaut ! Il compte aussi son lit de petites merveilles visuelles !

    Nous y avons goute et c'est un délice !

  • Day294

    Auf eine Pizza nach Rom

    March 25, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We left the ship and took the train to Rome. After a great Pizza and a very nice day walking around we will fly back to Cologne tomorrow.

    Wir haben das Schiff nach einem längeren Frühstück heute morgen verlassen. Mit der Bahn ging es im Anschluss direkt weiter nach Rom, wo wir einen schönen Tag verbracht haben und natürlich eine leckere Pizza gegessen haben :)Read more

  • Day3

    Cajo&Gajo

    March 19, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Miután visszatértünk a Porta Porteserol, kerestünk egy jó kis helyet, találtunk is hamar egy hangulatosat a szallashoz közel. (A neve gőzöm sincs pontosan mit jelent pedig próbáltam leguglizni.) Feleztunk egy pizzát, ami isteni volt, meg kipróbáltuk a sült articsokat, amivel minden tele van mert most van a szezonja. Haaat, olyan mint egy kicsit égett chips, nekünk annyira nem jött be de legalabb ez is megvolt.Read more

  • Day35

    ROME, ITALY

    May 4, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Waking up in a 16th century AirBnB in Campo di Fiori!!

    Saturday night:
    48 hours into this incredible city- a whirlwind! Staying in the most amazing 1500's apartment. You drive through a maze of narrow, cobbled streets to get here. The building front has super-thick massive wooden security doors which lead through an arched hallway into a 4-story courtyard complex, smack in the middle of an authentically Italian neighbourhood- but also within walking distance of all the main sights. Even though it has been modernised, the exposed hand-carved wooden ceiling seems to be the real thing, as well as a few stone features.

    Yesterday we started off wandering about with no specific intentions- just in the direction of the Colosseum. We found ourselves in the Jewish Ghetto (in the 1500s the Pope made all the Jews live there), then strolling past the Teatro de Marcello and ruins from the Temple of Apollo. Wandered into a gorgeous church (randomly), and then in front of a National War Memorial, which had a lift that took you to amazing rooftop views of Rome. Brief pizza/gelato stop to recharge the batteries and then into the Colosseum and a stroll through Palatine Hill area.

    Jesse definitely seems to have fractured his tibia from skiing. Our amazing AirBnB host had a spare crutch to lend us. He carried on like a champ but was hurting a lot by the end of the day.

    Today we hit the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel. Took a 3-hour tour which was sooooo interesting and worthwhile. Boys' history (& mine) definitely schooled up. Maria, the tour guide, pointed out so many historical anecdotes and small details that I would have never noticed. The Vatican lets in 35,000 visitors per day, though- so we were packed in like a Chinese subway carriage. And there's just too many amazing pieces of art- by the end of the Museum part of the tour we just walked passed original works from Chagall, Dali, Matisse, etc. because there's literally too much to see.

    I do struggle a lot with the grotesque wealth of the Church and how so much of that wealth has been acquired in very dubious ways (to put it mildly), as well as the massive scale of abuses they have tolerated- even supported- which has become even more clear in recent years. So I was actually against taking us to the Vatican, as if felt somehow complicit to get tickets. But Buz vetoed me... & it is a jaw-dropping place (even the boys appreciated that). but I had to suppress a gag when the tour guide said at the beginning that the Vatican has few ways to make money - it relies on the generosity of the Catholic community. You only have to look at the priceless artwork in there to understand how they are one of the most wealthy institutions in the world.

    To avoid the dangers of dreaded 'hanger' after that 3-hour tour we grabbed a taxi to Piazza Navona and watched artists make some cool stuff and then feasted on beer, pasta, and a shameless platter of desserts!

    Tomorrow should be an easier day of a short stroll to the Pantheon and lots of gelato breaks.
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  • Day28

    Antipasto for dinner

    September 23, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Because we can't possibly have walked enough today, Craig and I decided to find a delicatessen and buy some various antipasto ingredients for dinner tonight. Google Maps gave us an option which was a 3km round trip, which seemed reasonable for some authentic Roman fare. So off we set. Unfortunately, Erzinio Food has not lodged the correct opening details with Google Maps! Our other option was Roscioli which turned out to be a 4.2km round trip.

    Finding ourselves in a stuffed-to-the-hilt deli where everything was in Italian was only slightly daunting ;-) We walked away with fresh pesto, whole baby caramelised onions, artichoke hearts and more than what we asked for of the €150/kg prosciutto. It took him a good 20 minutes to cut the prosciutto by hand, so it was a bit of a masterpiece.

    Roscioli also had a forno (bakery) a little further down the lane, so we bought some crusty bread there from an equally stuffed-to-the-hilt-with-bread-and-people shop, and some cheese and salami and grapes from yet another shop, and our hunter-gatherer duties were done.

    A meal fit for a king, only topped by gelati from the shop downstairs (dangerous to live close to too many gelati shops!) I feel slightly vindicated by the additional 4.2km walk we squeezed in on top of all the other walking we did today.

    On the topic of lots of walking, and tangentially related... the kids are somewhat enamoured by the bidet and keep asking us if we have used it yet. After the extra walking this afternoon, I think the perfect use would be to fill it up with some warm water, add a splash of Radox, sit back on the loo next to it and soothe the sore feet!
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Sant' Angelo, saint angelo, san angelo, Sant'Angelo

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